DateLine: 13th July 2006
West Indies convenor of selectors Joey Carew has resigned after Brian Lara’s criticism for allegedly not providing him the team of his choice in the series against India. Carew submitted his resignation letter to the regional body on Monday.
Lara had repeatedly asked for different bowlers to be added to his squad for the recent Test series defeat at home to India, but was not granted his wish. Carew’s decision seemed a natural outcome of a public disagreement with Lara over the choice of the Test team against India.
"Those things had nothing to do with it. I advised the Board that I had re-considered my position and decided to let someone else have an opportunity...have a go at it. I'm just passing the baton on, letting someone else have a say in the future of West Indies cricket," Carew said.
Carew, who has been involved with cricket in the Caribbean for the past 25 years, has played 19 Test matches and was vice captain of the West Indies team in 1971-72.
Meanwhile, the WICB is expected to choose selectors from among former pace great Andy Roberts, former off-spinner Derrick Parry and Sebastien Lockhart, while the current selectors, former opener Gordon Greenidge and spinner Clyde Butts are expected to be reinstated.